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January 2011


Features

The Network is Alive

By Eric Widlitz

For more than 140 years, The Albert Einstein Healthcare Network has provided impeccable medical care to the greater Philadelphia area and has earned a reputation for quality, excellence and leadership in the healthcare field. The first major challenge for AEHN security, led by Russell Jones, the network director for protective services, was replacing the employees’, doctors’, volunteers’ and other medical staff’s badges with ID cards featuring the network’s new logo.


Taking New Flight

By Lee Caswell

There are many challenges to creating an effective security program in any airport infrastructure. Technology plays a significant role in any robust airport security initiative and, when deployed properly, can help security personnel address potential vulnerabilities in a more timely fashion, in addition to increasing effectiveness overall. With this in mind, airport officials seek out new technologies that help them meet these goals while maintaining high levels of protection for passengers and employees.


The Year of the Cloud

By Margaret Dawson

Nearly every day, a new report or headline touts the latest cloud computing security scare. Take these recent news bits: only 47 percent of respondents believe cloud services are evaluated for security before deployment; 60 percent of 1,600 senior executives in 56 countries perceive an increase in risk from the use of cloud computing and 48.1 percent said they are not confident a compliance audit of their cloud-based apps would show that all user access is appropriate.


Global Surveillance, Remotely Unified

By Fredrik Nilsson

When your business is founded on transforming infrastructure silos into holistic solutions, it makes sense to practice what you preach. So when Panduit built its new world headquarters just outside of Chicago in 2010, it approached the project as an opportunity to showcase its own unified physical infrastructure approach to converging core business systems -- including security, power and communications. As part of this effort, Panduit installed a global video surveillance system that could be managed remotely from its world headquarters.


Departments

A Conversation with Richard Connor

The retail environment is truly changing, but when it comes to fire systems, a retrofit might be the best upgrade and possibly the best solution. We wanted to know more about retail activities combined with fire protection, so we sat down with Richard Connor, a product manager at NOTIFIER, to find out more.


They're at it Again

By Ralph C. Jensen

Seldom when the federal government speaks do I believe what I hear. Officials brought this distrust upon themselves through years of pulling our collective leg on issues that affect the American public, or when they’ve failed to issue information that concerns us, the citizenry.


Once Bitten, 91 Percent Shy

By Ronnie Rittenberry

As retailers and those in the services sectors know, customer loyalty has its limits. One of those limits -- apparently for just about everybody -- is the mismanagement of personal data security. According to a recent telephone survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Cintas Corp., 91 percent of U.S. adults would not return to a business if their personal information was stolen.


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